“If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it ought to be good enough for the children of Texas.” – Miriam A. Ferguson
Contrary to the first Female Governor of Texas, the Bible was not originally written in English but Hebrew (Old Testament) and Koine Greek (New Testament). Below are some resources I’ve found quite helpful for a beginner set out to learn these challenging yet rewarding languages.
- Animatedhebrew.com – complete with video lectures, flashcards, worksheets, and even a Jonah comic.
- Learn Hebrew Blog – a simple 15 lesson course.
- Biblical Hebrew @ UT – offers exercises and lessons as well as a set of Biblical texts in Hebrew, translation, and transliteration, with sound included.
- PFT video lecture series for beginners.
- AlefBet video lesson series for beginners.
- Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar textbook by William Mounce. Be sure to also include the workbook and flashcards. Also quite helpful are the video lectures (you can watch the first one here).
- Interlinear Bible in Hebrew – Hebrew Study Bible with a thorough text analysis and guide.
- Great tips before setting out to teach yourself New Testament Greek by Kevin Halloran.
- Mastering New Testament Greek by Ted Hildebrandt. A wonderfully comprehensive and interactive online course
- Video lectures on Basics of Biblical Greek from Concordia University. It starts with chapter 6 of the textbook below.
- Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar textbook by William Mounce. Be sure to also include the workbook and flashcards. Also quite helpful are the official video lectures (you can watch the third lecture covering the alphabet here).
- Basics of Biblical Greek interactive vocab study via memrise
- List of Ten Best Books for Studying New Testament Greek by David Alan Black.
- Interlinear Bible in Greek – Greek Study Bible with a thorough text analysis and guide.
- BibleWebApp – shows the Greek New Testament parallel to your selected English translation.
- Teknia.com – offers a Greek dictionary and a vocabulary drilling program called Flashworks.